COMMERCE, TX—Colorful traditional attire, festive music and energetic performances will create a spectacular production at Texas A&M University-Commerce on September 2, 2021.
The Cultural Extravaganza, an inaugural event sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Engagement and Leadership at A&M-Commerce, seeks to entertain students, faculty, staff and the Commerce community with performances that showcase the diverse cultures represented at A&M-Commerce. The event will also feature informational booths offering community resources and local food trucks representing various cultures.
The event will also feature informational booths offering community resources, local food trucks representing various cultures, face painting, and a petting zoo.
“The Cultural Extravaganza is an event that highlights the numerous cultures that are present on this campus,” explained Jayson Douglas, director of Intercultural Engagement and Leadership. “Culture is so much more expansive than we traditionally think about on the day to day.”
Douglas continued: “We intend to use the Cultural Extravaganza as a vehicle that not only showcases our very diverse campus community but also serves as an educational tool to teach participants about our global society.”
Among the slated performances, “Baila Pacifica”—an oceanic entertainment group of Lei greeters—as well as Polynesian dancers and fire dancers are scheduled to perform alongside several other groups.
The event is scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m., on Thursday, September 2, 2021, in front of Rayburn Student Center. Guests are encouraged to arrive via W. Neal Street and park where available.
About Texas A&M University-Commerce
Texas A&M University-Commerce serves rural and metropolitan East Texas with a dedicated mission to Educate. Discover. Achieve. With an enrollment of 11,624 students, the university is the third-largest member of The Texas A&M University System. The 2,100-acre Commerce campus provides many opportunities for students to learn and grow. The university offers more than 130 degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A vibrant student experience includes 14 NCAA Division II athletic teams, a thriving Greek system and more than 120 student-led organizations. Classes are delivered on-site in Commerce, Corsicana, Dallas, McKinney, Frisco and Mesquite. In November 2021, the university will open A&M-Commerce at Dallas, located at 8750 North Central Expressway.
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